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Access mapped drive remotely

OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
Hi,

I mapped some remote cloud storage to local drive Z:. I'd like to know if there is any solution to make this mapped drive accessible to remote windows clients. Symbolic link doesn't seem to work as something like "\\host\Z$" doesn't work.

Thanks

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  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 12,914
    On Dec 18, 2017, at 9:41 PM, xxxxx@gmail.com <xxxxx@lists.osr.com> wrote:
    >
    > I mapped some remote cloud storage to local drive Z:. I'd like to know if there is any solution to make this mapped drive accessible to remote windows clients. Symbolic link doesn't seem to work as something like "\\host\Z$" doesn't work.

    As a general rule, no. You can only "net share" your local resources. There would be quite a security hole there if you could.

    Tim Roberts, xxxxx@probo.com
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    Thanks, Tim. The case is that given one user has many saying 10 cloud accounts, if he can map them in some local server and make them accessible to outside, it would be much more easier for him to manage files in these clouds, otherwise, he may have to map them in every client where he wants to access the data in these clouds.
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